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Jerie Pingoy shrugs off pain in return to action

/ 05:35 PM February 14, 2018

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Jerie Pingoy didn’t look like he missed a beat when he made his Akari-Adamson debut on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.

Cool at the point and dangerous on defense, the 5-foot-9 playmaker was at his usual self for the Falcons, finishing with five points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals in their 84-75 win over Che’Lu-San Sebastian.

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Pingoy was just happy to once again be back on the court.

“It’s great that I’ve already recovered from my injury. There’s still some pain, but I want to play and help the team,” he said in his first game back after his surgery which took out bone spurs in his ankle.

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Pingoy admits that he’s still yet to reach his peak form, saying there are still instances where he feels pain on his ankles.

“I’m just at a seven or eight. I haven’t fully recovered yet, but I hope my fast recovery continues,” he said.

But with him finally cleared to go to action once again, Pingoy is just motivated to aid Akari-Adamson in any way he can in this foray in the developmental league.

“It’s a team effort. They helped me get back on the court and I’m thankful for this chance. I just want to do my best to help our team in any way I can,” he said.

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